The workshop will be divided into two short sessions. The first day will be focussed on the technology for micro-optics manufacturing, its background and the latest advances. Topics include the technology offered by PHABULOuS, the European Pilot Line for the manufacturing of free-form micro-optical components, as well as the challenges of UV replication technologies (wafer-scale, roll-to-plate R2P, and roll-to-roll R2R). We will also talk about an integral manufacturing approach (material, process and technology) through the PHENOmenon project, for large area direct laser writing of 2&3D optical structures by massive parallelization. Advances include the use of dynamic laser beam management, novel photoinitiators and resists for high speed, low energy processing, and new high-throughput parallelization and processing strategies.
The second day will be focussed on the industrial and commercial applications of free-form micro-optics and customised optical surfaces. Examples and demonstrators will include light management films and diffusers, holographic and diffractive optics, meta lenses, antifogging and antiwetting optical films and LED illumination micro-optic films (PHENOmenon project). And we will hear from industrial partners with specific applications and expertise will show their challenges, demands and offer a user perspective on the current and future practice of free-form micro-optic production (PHABULOuS Pilot Line).
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